George Stephanopoulos' Interview with Former Gov. Mike Huckabee

HUCKABEE: Well, I think we're going to do better than expected in New Hampshire. I think when we get to?

STEPHANOPOULOS: What does that mean?

HUCKABEE: Well, where do you expect me to be? Most didn't expect me to even be in the race. Nobody expected me to win Iowa.

STEPHANOPOULOS: You're in fourth place right now in the polls.

HUCKABEE: Well, so if I'm in third, that'll be better than expected. There you go. There's my prediction.

STEPHANOPOULOS: And then where is your next win?

HUCKABEE: South Carolina. I think we're going to win South Carolina. We're leading substantially in the polls. I think we'll win in Florida. And I'll tell you what's happening, our campaign is not about, gee, we have as much money as anybody -- but we've got people who have heart and who are working harder than I could ever pay them, and the reason that that's happening is because people want to see a significant difference in not just the Republican Party but in this country. And that's what is beginning to I think confound people who live in the bubble of Washington, no offense, but I think sometimes you guys just don't get it, how it really works out here when people sit around their dinner table, they aren't talking about the same things you guys are talking about. They know that $3 a gallon gasoline touches their life. They know that the cost of health care is touching their lives and making their decisions different than they were a year ago and if we, particularly Republicans, don't start talking to the American people in honest terms about need for energy independence, about touching issues such as how to really reform the health care system, dealing with the fact that we have middle class Americans who are working harder this year than they worked last year, and they're not getting ahead, we're not just going to be a minority party, we're going to be an extinct party in another generation or so.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Well we are going to be listening and watching. Governor Huckabee, thanks very much.

HUCKABEE: Thanks, George. Great always to be with you.

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